The author acknowledges a research grant from the American Nurses' Foundation, Oakland University School of Nursing Board of Visitors.
Measuring Nursing Power Within Organizations
Article first published online: 23 APR 2004
Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Volume 35, Issue 2, pages 183–187, June 2003
How to Cite
Sieloff, C. L. (2003), Measuring Nursing Power Within Organizations. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 35: 183–187. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2003.00183.x
- Issue published online: 23 APR 2004
- Article first published online: 23 APR 2004
- Accepted for publication February 10, 2003.
Purpose: To describe the Sieloff-King Assessment of Departmental Power (SKADP) instrument and the psychometric evaluation of both the SKADP and its revision: the Sieloff-King Assessment of Group Power within Organizations (SKAGPO) instrument.
Design: A survey of 357 chief nurse executives in the United States to psychometrically evaluate the SKAGPO.
Methods: Psychometric evaluation of the SKAGPO included: (a) internal consistency reliability using Cronbach's alpha coefficient, split-half with the equal-length Spearman Brown Correction Formula, and item analysis; (b) concurrent criterion-related validity; and (c) factor analysis.
Findings: Cronbach's alpha coefficient for the SKAGPO was.92. Subscales' alphas ranged from.63 to.88. Item-total correlations ranged from.24 to.68, with an average item-total correlation of.48 (n = 334). Concurrent criterion-related validity was supported.
Conclusions: The SKAGPO and the related subscales showed initial reliability and validity.